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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Nov. 1) -- stinko Thursday Night Football matchup still dominates

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The 1-7 San Francisco 49ers met the 1-6 Oakland Raiders in Fox’s latest Thursday Night Football “showcase.”

Announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman somehow survived the now 2-7 49ers’ 34-3 thrashing of pathetic Oakland, but the D-FW Nielsens still made the game a runaway No. 1 among advertiser-prized 18-to-49ers.

49ers-Raiders averaged 102,653 viewers in this key demographic. The night’s runner-up attraction, ABC’s 7 p.m. episode of Grey’s Anatomy, had 63,403.

TNF also controlled most of the night in total viewers, pulling in 246,026. Only CBS’ 7 to 8 p.m. episodes of The Big Bang Theory (316,319) and Young Sheldon (302,260) did better than that. It’s closer if you also tack on the 42,176 viewers for the NFL Net’s simulcast.

CBS’ latest new episode of the Murphy Brown reboot continued to struggle, ranking as the network’s least-watched attraction Thursday night in total viewers (119,498) while ranking last in its 8:30 p.m. slot in the Big Four broadcast network universe among 18-to-49ers (12,077).

Here are the local news derby results for the sixth weekday of the November “sweeps” ratings period.

NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers in a downsized 10 p.m. race while TEGNA8 nipped the Peacock for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

It was otherwise a day of sweeps within the sweeps. Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. and NBC5 had doubleheader wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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